Posts Tagged ‘food safety’

Food safety wishlist for new FDA boss

June 4, 2009

Read all of them here but these are a couple that I didn’t know weren’t better regulated.

“6. We know you need Congress for this, but isn’t it ridiculous that the FDA can’t mandate a company to stop shipping tainted food? Today, all recalls are voluntary.

7. While we’re at it, ask Capitol Hill to allow prosecution of CEOs and processing plant managers who knowingly continue to ship poisoned products. Nothing like the fear of jail time to get folks thinking straight.

9. Lastly – Food safety is divided among too many government bodies, including the FDA, USDA, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and others. At times there is overlap between the regulatory bodies, and sometimes the opposite. Wouldn’t it be smarter to have all food safety issues handles under one roof?”